Required Gear + Technical Info
- Navigation : the navigation is pitched at the various categories.
3-hour race, basic map interpretation is required and an understanding of orientating a map off major land features. A compass is not required. In orienteering speak, expect yellow level navigation.
6-hour race, the navigation is not designed to be difficult but it is set to reward strong navigators. A compass could be handy at times and being able to keep contact with the map as you travel through the course will be important. It is set at orange level in orienteering.
12-hour race, advanced navigation, red level orienteering.
- Mountain Biking : the mountain bike stages typically link the paddle and hiking stages, so they are not intended to be difficult or technical. However, if there are really fun trails in the region that excite the course designers then they maybe included. Most of the mountain biking is on vehicle sized trails and roads, with some single track. The 3-hour race will be easy beginner riding, the 6-hour intermediate and advanced riding for the 12-hour. A full suspicion bike with good brakes is advised.
- Rafting : the rafting is with a guide on a commercial raft. The rivers can be up to Grade 2. Paddles and personal floatation devices will be supplied. You must wear footwear, wetsuit and your bike helmet rafting. Your race bib is worn over the life jacket.
- •Compulsory Gear [click to download]
- •Race Rules [click to download]
- •Example of course notes and maps [click to download]
No Support Crew are required for the 2020 race.